Choosing Glasses for Children
Kids’ glasses are now available in a wide range of sizes and forms and are fun, bright, and stylish.
Modern children’s frames are also strong enough to withstand the rough play of today’s kids. Also, a lot of well-known international companies are now promoting kid-friendly frames, including Nike, Adidas, the X-Games, Pepe Jeans, and Disney.
It can be extremely intimidating to enter an optical store because of all of the attractive options! Keep in mind to make this experience as enjoyable and carefree as you can!
When you go to buy your youngster eyeglasses, have the following in mind:
1. Size of the frame
There are now glasses frames for kids of all ages, even for newborns just a few months old. Choosing a size that fits your child should be simple, but bear in mind that the thickness of the lens will depend on the optical prescription. Avoid wearing large frames if your child has a high prescription because larger frames tend to have thicker lenses.
Also, bear in mind that higher-order aberrations are more likely to occur close to the lens’ edge with larger lenses, which could increase the likelihood that peripheral vision would be distorted or blurred.
2. Choose an appealing layout
First time wearing glasses will make many children uncomfortable. Let your youngster to express their preferences to you while encouraging them to select picture frames with a sleek, appealing style. Your endorsement of their choice in frames will give your youngster confidence, and they will value your judgment as well.
Your youngster should leave the store feeling good about himself/herself and looking good.
3. Proper bridge fitting
Children’s noses do not have a bridge to prevent glasses from slipping off because they are still developing. It can be challenging to choose the appropriate frames for your youngster in this regard.
The good news is that metal frames can have their nose pads adjusted, and more recently, plastic frames can also be produced to fit those with small noses. Your child’s nose will fit exactly into the frame you choose thanks to the variety of styles that are offered and the optical dispenser’s guidance.